The Nevada Commission on Tourism (NCOT) is challenging Nevadans to explore their own state with a multi-faceted “Discover Your Nevada” campaign, Gov. Brian Sandoval and Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki announced last week.
“We are fortunate to live in a fascinating state with so much history, intriguing geography, unexpected adventure, and world-class entertainment and culture,” Sandoval said. “I’m inviting my fellow Nevadans to explore our state this spring and summer and discover lands beyond their own backyards.”
The governor will explore the state this spring, embarking on several short road trips to places off the beaten track. Among his destinations is the ghost town of Rhyolite near Death Valley, Valley of Fire State Park near Lake Mead, the ruins of Fort Churchill State Historic Park in Silver Springs, and the mysterious town of Rachel on the Extraterrestrial Highway.
“I’ve traveled throughout the state and there are still places that amaze me,” Sandoval said. “I’m looking forward to re-discovering some of my favorite spots and perhaps even finding some new favorites.”
The governor’s road trips are part of NCOT’s “Discover Your Nevada” campaign, which also includes a contest to name Nevada’s Treasures. Residents will be invited to vote on their favorite destinations in each territory of the state – Reno-Tahoe, Las Vegas, Silver Trails, Pony Express and Cowboy Country – whittling down the selection until the No. 1 attraction in each territory is decided by voters. Travel packages with reduced pricing will be listed on NCOT’s website to entice residents to visit the winning locations.
The Nevada Division of State Parks is encouraging Nevadans to nominate a state park on the Discover Your Nevada website. Nominations for “Nevada’s Treasures” are being gathered throughout the first two weeks of March, with voting beginning March 19.
The campaign kicked off March 1 and will continue through Memorial Day Weekend. For more information on the program and how to submit and vote on a favorite destination, visit www.DiscoverYourNevada.com.
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